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Interests for GQ Freeman[edit]

I am interested in 3D graphics and indie game design. Within wikibooks, "Blender 3D: Noob to Pro" is my sole focus at present. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Gqfreeman (discusscontribs) 00:30, 16 April 2014 (UTC)

Jason Olshefsky—KiCAD for now[edit]

I've been using KiCAD as my circuit-design software-of-choice. As I work on it, I find some things are better documented than others. As I hit a problem, I've been documenting what I discover in the Kicad WikiBook. I'm sure I'll find other books to work on as well! Jason Olshefsky (discusscontribs) 12:20, 1 June 2014 (UTC)

Divulgative dictionary from it.wb[edit]

Hi! I'm from the Italian Wikibooks and I'd like to signal a book that could be very interesting but is being written only by me: it:Dizionario chimico divulgativo. It is a divulgative chemical dictionary that contains no strict definitions but explanations, examples, pictures and anything useful to make headword clear for anyone (some examples: Atomo, Composto chimico, Legame intermolecolare).
I've posted this message here because I think that this kind of book can be extremely useful for reading other wikibooks. Now it's only in Italian and about chemistry, but I'd like to make other divulgative dictionaries about any other topic and in different languages. Unfortunately, I didn't find anything similar to my idea and I have no help from other users (it.wb is very small. I've proposed my project also on it.wikt and it.wp but I've received only compliments). I can write only with an intermediate (and scanty) level of English, so I can't translate it by myself.
I hope here my project can arouse more interest. --Riccardo Rovinetti (discusscontribs) 20:55, 2 June 2014 (UTC)

Looks nice. I like the idea and I could see that it would be useful on English Wikibooks. I can certainly help with translation from Italian but my knowledge of chemistry terms (in English or Italian) is weak. Do any admins know of a way to import this here? All of the other language Wikis and Wikibooks have import pages with the option to import from other languages (WJ Europe was imported to both DE and RO Wikibooks) but we don't seem to.--ЗAНИA Flag of the Isle of Mann.svgtalk 21:07, 2 June 2014 (UTC)
I have supported past efforts to give potential dictionaries time to develop into something more and to be more flexible in interpreting the intentions of Wikibooks is not a dictionary. I think if the book can teach anyone with an interest in chemistry to understand chemistry texts better then it can potentially be within the scope of Wikibooks. See A Researcher's Guide to Local History Terminology for an example of what has been allowed, and Talk:A Researcher's Guide to Local History Terminology for an example of potential problems that may need to be addressed. OTOH sometimes potential dictionaries have been turned into Appendices at Wiktionary, like Wiktionary:Appendix:List of astronomical terms. --darklama 22:27, 2 June 2014 (UTC)
I had already proposed to make my divulgative dictionary a sort of brother project of it.wikibooks, but they said that my idea is too young to be transformed in a wikimedia project or somehing similar, so I've decided to keep it as a Wikibook. Regard to translation, is not important to import the text but the idea! The headwords can be explained by en.wb users and my italian version contains few definitions. It also doesn't matter if you write a dictionary about chemistry or grammar, physics, botany, sport or anything else. My hope is that someone decides to start his own divulgative dictionary about the subject that he knows. --Riccardo Rovinetti (discusscontribs) 15:57, 3 June 2014 (UTC)
I think I will try to create this book using some of the ideas from the Italian version - I'll reply to your message on my talk page soon. The main page, as you said, can be translated from the Italian version and the other pages can be written fresh by us here at en.wikibooks. --ЗAНИA Flag of the Isle of Mann.svgtalk 19:46, 3 June 2014 (UTC)